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could see more rain in the days to come. further weakening already weak root systems. >> dan: that is what we can expect. thanks so much. in east palo alto, folks are mopping up from a flood tonight. while engineers try to prevent another one. the creek jumped its bank and levee last night. heather ishimaru is live with a look at the emergency work being done there right now. >> reporter: dan, we are on east bayshore above the creek. at this time last night was on its way up these banks getting ready to rise above the banks and cross over to 101. we have just learned that the california conservation corps is coming to help the city of east palo alto with sandbagging and repairs to this levee that sort of compromised last night and was leaking, what they call a boil was created. they are hoping to take advantage of the dry weather in advance of the storms expected tomorrow. >> they spent the morning power washing his muddy backyard. it's feet from the creek which last night rose at least 15 feet to spill over its banks and into his backyard. >> every year, every year. because
drivers to take easy and slow down while traveling the streets and roads in the east bay hills. >> dan: on the peninsula, engineers are making sure levees along the creek palo alto, east palo alto and menlo park are ready for the storms. terry mcsweeney has more. >> they looked at the home and hopes when santa comes tonight brings new carpeting. >> the neighbor comes knocking on my door and say the water coming. we opened all the gates and within seconds you had water this high in the front yard. >> the daughter was kicking back. >> police came into my house, we need to be evacuated. we start panicking because we have a baby. >> the waters have receded but the concerns have not. a spokesman for the menlo park fire protection says a levee along the creek have been damaged by the third highest flow rated since the 1950s. they will look to clear that added to the back-up last night. >> we would like to get people out so we have a hundred year capacity of the water flows to go underneath these bridges. >> reporter: the answer may be inside for palo alto and east palo alto. members. joint p
to be as bad as last night's but they really don't want to take any chances. >> dan: better safe than sorry. there are flooding concerns in sonoma county where several roads and streets are still closed. reporter cornell bernard is live in napa. a dramatic water rescue on napa river. >> much of wine country is still drying out after the storm, but the napa river as you can see here is still high, swollen with rain. we arrived moments after a man wound up in the river right underneath the third street bridge. >> a man flailing, fighting to stay afloat in the middle of the napa river. crowds on the bank watched the drama unfold. >> they were there really quick. >> we needed to get him out real quick. we got a good throw on the rope. >> the victim was pulled ashore. a ladder was brought in and the man was pulled to safety. there was no time to waste. in sonoma county, high water is still a big issue. intersection of 12 and 121 was underwater when sonoma creek overflowed its banks. today the water is still spilling into nearby vineyards. >> it looks like the ocean is out there right now. only n
evening hours. >> dan: we'll see you again shortly. getting to our reporters. sergio quintana is live in the santa cruz mountains with the story there. >> reporter: it started raining here in the last hour and a half or so but the last few days the series of storms has really left santa cruz mountain community very rain soaked. there are some residents who were bracing for tonight's line of rain. >> drivers who were either on that way to holiday dinner or leaving festivities had to deal with rain soaked roads. storms over last few days have left hillsides saturated like this one near boulder creek. they have been quick to cordon them off to make for safer driving and with today's line of rain storms, some residents took a break from the usual christmas tradition to load up on sandbags in ben lomond. even a little more rain could mean trouble. >> big concern why you are filling up on sandbags? >> to keep the hill from sliding into my neighbor's house. i have water running off from the top of my driveway. >> they are not threatening to overflow banks even with today's rain. ther
already at their highest levels already in the season in more than 30 years. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. let's begin with abc7 meteorologist sand yaw patel. sandhya patel. she is tracking the rain. >> yes, dan, and the rain has made its way around many parts of the bay area. let's show you live doppler 7hd. let's go to the radar and we will show you what it looks i can like. we are tracking the storm around the monterey bay. let's show you where it is moderate around boulder creek and scots valley and summit road as you cansee here indicated by the yellows. we are seeing some moderate rainfall. and as i pan around to other parts of the bay area, you have to check this out. this is really interesting from cobb mountain to the hills surrounding ukiah and heading down or heading up depending on where you are. look at this, saint helena and we are seeing some pink here in the hills. it is an indication of a mix of rain and snow. of course we are getting the rain at the lower elevations around novato and santa rosa and tib by ron. as i take you down to stre
evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama dates. carolyn johnson has the night off. rain and lightning showing up on live doppler 7hd tonight. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is tracking it closely. sandhya? >> dan and ama, over 250 lightning strikes off the coast. some of the strikes have made it to land. let me show you live doppler 7hd. right now as we take you a little bit closer, i want to show you the strikes that are right around the area that is north to the west. i will loop this for you so you can see where these strong thunderstorms moved in. as i pull out here, i do want to show you many strikes showing up just west of sea ranch. there are heavy rains showing up there as well. i am watching this for you because as you look out over the pacific, check out the trail of lightning strikes off the coastline here. let's take you in closer now and show you where it is raining. around mill valley, ricardo road and paradise drive. we'll show you some other parts of the bay area, some moderate to heavy rain around vacaville and pleasant valley road. as we pan around the east bay 80 and san fr
around the bay area tonight and even more is on the way this weekend. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama dates. carolyn johnson has the night off. rain and lightning showing up on live doppler 7hd tonight. >> meteorologist sandhya patel is tracking it closely. sandhya? >> dan and ama, over 250 lightning strikes off the coast. some of the strikes have made it to land. let me show you live doppler 7hd. right now as we take you a little bit closer, i want to show you the strikes that are right around the area that is north to the west. i will loop this for you so you can see where these strong thunderstorms moved in. as i pull out here, i do want to show you many strikes showing up just west of sea ranch. there are heavy rains showing up there as well. i am watching this for you because as you look out over the pacific, check out the trail of lightning strikes off the coastline here. let's take you in closer now and show you where it is raining. around mill valley, ricardo road and paradise drive. we'll show you some other parts of the bay area, some moderate to heavy rain aroun
officer inside. i'm dan ashley. carolyn has the night off. we need this break from the rain as a chance to dry out, but the storms have certainly left a mark. we have live storm team coverage with meteorologist sandhya patel in a moment. first to abc7 news reporter leslie brinkley who has more on downed trees that have become a bad problem. >> it is a bad year for falling trees. the saturated soil and the lean lead to this one falling over. >> this arborist says the ground is super saturated, but what is toppling many of these trees is the wind. >> especially swirling winds that aren't coming from the standard direction can really cause a lot of damage. >> a huge tree came crashing down along dwight way and fell on to a passing berkeley police car driven by this officer. >> i heard a couple of loud cracking sounds and saw a couple of pedestrians pointing upward. a couple small branches fell and hit my view and hit the brakes. the abs activated and then a tree fell on top of the car. >> the officer walked away uninjured. the damaged car was towed. it was a similar scene across marin coun
, and that's what happened. yeah, yeah. it didn't go so well. >> it looks like fun when he was. with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> yeah. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning, keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately, 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. and we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> but we're going to start here this half hour with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americans who travel for the holidays. >> that's right, not one but two huge storms taking shape ready to strike right after you open your presents. meteorologist ginger zee is here with the details. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, guys. it is going to be an interesting week. active weather on the way that starts with this storm, christmas eve, light snow from eastern michigan into parts of northern ohio into parts of new york even to bo
reservoirs already at their highest levels already in the season in more than 30 years. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. let's begin with abc7 meteorologist sand yaw patel. sandhya patel. she is tracking the rain. >> yes, dan, and the rain has made its way around many parts of the bay area. let's show you live doppler 7hd. let's go to the radar and we will show you what it looks i can like. we are tracking the storm around the monterey bay. let's show you where it is moderate around boulder creek and scots valley and summit road as you cansee here indicated by the yellows. we are seeing some moderate rainfall. and as i pan around to other parts of the bay area, you have to check this out. this is really interesting from cobb mountain to the hills surrounding ukiah and heading down or heading up depending on where you are. look at this, saint helena and we are seeing some pink here in the hills. it is an indication of a mix of rain and snow. of course we are getting the rain at the lower elevations around novato and santa rosa and tib by ron. as i take you down
question remains, what will they face on the way back? dan? >> alex, thank you. >>> joining me now, meteorologist lee goldberg of our new york city station, wabc. thanks for coming in. so, you've got actually three storms you're looking at right now. >> a real mine field for the next week or so. the first storm on the map is a weak storm coming up the coast right now. that's going to be rain for the coast. there could be some one to three-inch amounts along i-90, i-84 in the northeast. maybe a coating, outside of new york city for a white christmas. more likely the northwest suburbs. number two is the big problem. >> so, really big, this problem. and it starts down south. >> yes, we know about the big snow it produced out west. now, if you look at tuesday, in the midday, you see the severe line going through louisiana and mississippi. that could cause tornadoes there. and by wednesday, it's up through parts of the carolinas. there's also snow on this side, that's christmas eve into christmas morning, there could be six inches of snow in places like oklahoma city, by the time you ge
car, briefly trapping the police officer inside. i'm dan ashley. carolyn has the night off. we need this break from the rain as a chance to dry out, but the storms have certainly left a mark. we have live storm team coverage with meteorologist sandhya patel in a moment. first to abc7 news reporter leslie brinkley who has more on downed trees that have become a bad problem. >> it is a bad year for falling trees. the saturated soil and the lean lead to this one falling over. >> this arborist says the ground is super saturated, but what is toppling many of these trees is the wind. >> especially swirling winds that aren't coming from the standard direction can really cause a lot of damage. >> a huge tree came crashing down along dwight way and fell on to a passing berkeley police car driven by this officer. >> i heard a couple of loud cracking sounds and saw a couple of pedestrians pointing upward. a couple small branches fell and hit my view and hit the brakes. the abs activated and then a tree fell on top of the car. >> the officer walked away uninjured. the damaged car was towed. it
, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley.caroly carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is notwn.inding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> all of this rain has brought flooding in some areas. in sonoma county, high water is forcing road closures. the chp is
basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is not winding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> all of this rain has brought flooding in some areas. in sonoma county, high water i
this ordeal. >> nick smith joins us live with the story. nick? >> cheryl, dan, good evening. maria is expected to survive her injuries. she expected them to learn a lesson about the christmas holidays. instead, her children sought mother, shot, hit by a stray bullet. maria has a frightening story to tell. >> we're at church with my daughter and people passed by shooting at church. >> she spoke to me from hervhlé hospital bed, shaken by the scene of events plague out on monday night. >> i look back and saw a bullet coming at my son's head. i threw myself over my son. >> the reverend was selling -- telling a 4i whe when... >> boom, boom.'h7qsç we had to stop the sermon. go down. i said go down. as fast as you can. >> four bullets pierced through the walls into the sanctuary of the church and in the path of parishioners. her instinct tworz turn to shield her children putting her in the path of the spray bullet. >> i got shot in the lung and injured my intestine and stomach. >> the shooting started just before 9:00 p.m. christmas eve. the day most latinos celebrate christmas. the reverend was l
morning, sir. >> hi, dan, bianna. mr. avlon, good morning, everyone. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> are you all right? >> yeah, i got my legs. i'm good. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. and sank its teeth into his legs. other surfers came to the man's aid until paramedics arrived. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in this surveillance video running away from the scene of that crime. authorities released a sketch of that suspect. investigators used a smartphone and a bottle prescription pills to identify the victim. he's 46-year-old sunando sen. he is the second person in a month to be pushed to his death in the new york city subway system. >>> and the neighbor
to chicago. ginger, good morning to you. are you okay? >> yeah, dan. we finally made it. and i've got to tell you, that was a formidable trip. i don't need to do it anytime again soon. i think a lot of folks are feeling me, too. here at o'hare, busy. but running smoothly. that's the case across much of the nation. a little bit of storm action still in the northeast. i'll talk about that later. but so far, the annual migration over the river and through the woods is on. the hub on the travel wheel is turning again at chicago's o'hare. can you believe how short the line is? >> i'm so happy. >> i thought it would be a little worse. >> reporter: after that storm blanketed the landscape from washington to wisconsin, with preholiday drama. >> a lot of consolations. two delays. missed one plane by three minutes. >> reporter: the extreme weather team met the mess in iowa, where a whiteout led to one of many interstate shutdowns. a blowing snow problem. we were just about to turn around. and then, everyone came to a stop. safely, i should say. but we just learned that there is a major pileup, some 20,
again. sandy is here with live doppler 7 hd. >> yes dan. we are already seeing signs of change in the form of clouds. we will be seeing rain by tomorrow afternoon in some spots let's check out live doppler 7 hd clouds moving in and high level clouds. check out the computer animation 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are going to see rain in the north bay possibly snow indicated by the blue way to the north around lake couldn't and the mountains. rain snow mix certainly possible down around ukiah and 7:00 p.m. rain in the north bay around the santa cruz mountains didn't reach all areas. skirting the coast and keeping it in the north bay by 11:00 p.m. rain light to moderate intensity in the east bay. will you be able to put the umbrella away for the weekend plan and what does new year's day look like. the answers coming up. >> those are key question. subject of new year new tonigh tonight. heading that san francisco over the new year holiday you need a parking spot tough to come by in the city and there are parking app that can guide to you empty spaces but beware. that technology
to be the only store open all night long. >> katie: coming up. i-team takes on a south bay intersection. dan noyes looks into the problem and we are continuing to track the storm as more rainfalls into the area. this is live doppler and you can see the rain falling just about everywhere making its way from north to south. we'll have your forecast coming up. >> katie: good morning to all of you, you are looking live at emeryville this morning, i don't need to tell you, it is raining on the lens and also 56 degrees. meteorologist lisa argen is tracking the storm to let you know where and when the rain is falling today. >>> a san jose parent is worried that children walking to school in her neighborhood will get hurt dodging cars in a busy intersection. the problem is in the seven trees neighborhood in south san jose where there are five schools near the intersection. i-team dan noyes has the story. >>> neighborhood children try to navigate and anxious line of commuters near center road and easy street where there is no crosswalk. >> the cars aren't even stopping to let us cross the street. if
republicans would not vote for it. so, we have gridlock as we head to the holidays. bianna and dan? >> not encouraging hearing the speaker say god only knows. david kerley, thank you. >>> this is another example of how toxic the atmosphere in washington is right now. when the head of the national rifle association called a news conference in response to the shootings in newtown, you can see he was repeatedly interrupted by protesters. and celebrities are weighing in on this issue. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: the nra's solution for the massacre at sandy hook, armed security at every school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra has blood on its hands. >> reporter: the nra leader had barely begun when protesters blamed the powerful lobby for the nation's epidemic of gun violence. >> nra, stop killing our children. >> reporter: but the nra was defiant. after remaining silent in the wake of the worst school shooting in the nation's history, wayne lapierre was on the attack, blaming others for the recent carnage. high on the
kids dodging cars in the south bay. dan noyes and the abc news i-team take on a dangerous intersection and they look at solutions. we are continuing to track the storm as more rainfalls in the bay area. this is live doppler 7-hd. you can see all the blue and green. that is lot of moisture out there. meteorologist lisa argen will have your full forecast coming up. >> katie: good morning, welcome back. thanks for watching this morning it's 8:12, you are looking live at san mateo bridge, what a gray wet mess it is out there. san mateo has seen its share of rain coming down horizontally at some point. the cars will keep it slow hopefully and stay safe. >>> san jose spiarnt worried that children walking to school in her neighborhood will get hurt dodging cars in a busy intersection. the problem is in the seven trees neighborhood in south san jose where there are five schools near the intersection of center road and easy street. the i-team dan noyes has the story. >> reporter: neighborhood children try to navigate and anxious line of commuters every morning here at the corner of center road
by tuesday, fedex and u.p.s. said, dan, tonight's your last chance to ship it out. >> john schriffen, appreciate it. >>> as john mentioned, the looming fiscal cliff is now just nine days away, is on the minds of many shoppers tonight. and today, as the president and congress began their christmas vacations, we got a rare inside look at the bare-knuckle, behind the scenes negotiations and abc's david kerley is at the white house tonight. david, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening to you, dan. it's already vacation mode for everybody in congress and the guy who usually is in the house behind me. the first family arrived in the dark, but woke up to paradise for the holidays. however, the president may not stay because he didn't get his wish -- a deal with congress. members streamed out of the capitol last night with no agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. house speaker john boehner is home in ohio tonight. but he left a video behind. >> washington has a serious spending problem. >> reporter: which played in the capitol tonight would echo through the empty halls. >> the presid
south bay intersection. dan noyes looks into the problem. >> and we're continuing to track the storm as more rainfalls in the bay area. this is a live doppler 7-hd, you can follow it in your city as lisa argen is doing for all of the bay area. heavy rain and wind, as well. >>> good morning, you are looking at live at san jose where it is pouring. scene is lot of places around the bay area and will be for the next couple of hours. 52 degrees down in san jose and i was watching a car going through the intersection and kicking up a lot of water. you be careful if you are heading out this morning. >> katie: a san jose parent is worried that children walking to school in her neighborhood will get hurt dodging cars in a busy intersection. problem is in the seven trees neighborhood in san jose where there are five schools near central road and easy street. dan noyes has the story. >> reporter: neighborhood children try to navigate an anxious line of commuters every morning here at corner of center road and easy street in san jose where there is no crosswalk. >> the cars aren't even stopping
sure to please. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: it's called simply enough, the christmas book. an annual catalog put out by the high end retailer neimann marcus. inside, you can find fantasy gifts, like a $50,000 personal blimp, his and hers robots, and even a flying car at the bargain price of $3.5 million. >> it's just fun to go through and say i would love to have this, i would love to have that. ♪ it's a hard knock life for us ♪ ♪ it's a hard knock life for us ♪ >> reporter: this year you can buy a walk-on role to the broadway hit "annie." a $350,000 sports car. or this -- a real-life jet pack. at a price of roughly $100,000, it will take you 30 feet in the hair at 30 miles an hour. this guy can do twists, turns barrel rolls and dive bombs. when i tried it, i inched along at five feet above the water. the more risk averse people on your shopping list, there's a $100,000 hen house. this looks like the french poodle of hens. here the 1% of the poultry world can cluck around in a coup fitted with a living room, modeled on the palace of versailles. is something like th
? >> of course, we did. >> reporter: but, then dan heard from a customer who noticed something. there was now another wrench with what appeared to be a similar mechanism on the shelf at sears. but this one made in china and sold under the sears brand craftsman. >> reporter: in fact, side by side, listen to the old ad -- >> it grips on all six sides. >> reporter: now for their new wrench -- >> the six locking jaws. >> reporter: or this part of the pitch, before -- >> it's 14 wrenches in one. >> reporter: -- and now the new craftsman wrench. >> it replaces 14 wrenches with a single tool. >> reporter: and when he says he was surprised sears didn't order more to sell for christmas. our viewers ordered instead. >> look at this baby. this thing is great. >> reporter: miranda vow buying two for her dad and granddad. >> hopefully they're not watching. >> reporter: but viewers were sure watching and after that report, 3,000 wrenches sold. >> made in america! >> reporter: and it's not just the view here, the line outside the studio of "the view" is forming and they've come from all over america. how ar
attended to at the scene. good evening, i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. tonight you can see something that hasn't happened 30 years. not this early in the season, anyway. marin county reservoirs overflowing with rain water. cornell bernard reports now from the bon tempe reservoir, one of several spilling over tonight. cornell? >> you know, dan, no one can remember this much water in december, behind me, bon, tempe dam is overflowing tonight. and every reservoir in marin is 100% full. water is shooting down this spillway. the lake is full, overflowing. so is bon tempe dam. rushing water cascading over the top into alpine lake, below. >> it's just so full. last time was probably last year at this point this, is not water but way out. >> it's beautiful especially if you're in water business. >> all reservoir
by. to see a chap in the weather once again. sandy is here with live doppler 7 hd. >> yes dan. we are already seeing signs of change in the form of clouds. we will be seeing rain by tomorrow afternoon in some spots let's check out live doppler 7 hd clouds moving in and high level clouds. check out the computer animation 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are going to see rain in the north bay possibly snow indicated by the blue way to the north around lake couldn't and the mountains. rain snow mix certainly possible down around ukiah and 7:00 p.m. rain in the north bay around the santa cruz mountains didn't reach all areas. skirting the coast and keeping it in the north bay by 11:00 p.m. rain light to moderate intensity in the east bay. will you be able to put the umbrella away for the weekend plan and what does new year's day look like. the answers coming up. >> those are key question. subject of new year new tonigh tonight. heading that san francisco over the new year holiday you need a parking spot tough to come by in the city and there are parking app that can guide to you empty
feet over flood stage. 40 families in the community of felton grove had to leave their homes. dan and liz say they did get advanced warning that the river was rising fast. >> first it was an advisory only. then it became mandatory as it was clear the river was going to come up. >> streets in felton were from six inches to four feet underwater. these photos taken by show the area at the height of the flooding, a stranded police car had to be towed out. >>> stretch of road off richmond parkway reopened after flooding caused its closure. it took on water all day yesterday. the landscape along the road was so saturated rain was rolling off it, the road had to be closed until the water drained off. heavy rain caused a creek to overflow banks yesterday afternoon in -- turned into a lake, four homes were flooded. >>> san francisco international airport expects no weather-related delays today that's good news for travelers whose flights were cancelled this weekend. others spent hours at the airport. at one point arriving flights were delayed up to two hours. >> i got here 4:00 i've been w
. david louie is live tonight. how bad is that number? >> well, dan that, is the smallest increase in spending in four years. now, when there is a retraction that can have implications for the overall economy. the last minute discounts and deals gave impression of a frenzy but retail sales didn't match forecasts by a sizeable margin that. is after some shoppers said they spent more on gifts. >> i spend more. and did a lot online. >> that puts pressure on retailer autos they need to sell that inventory to complete the disfis cal year, and also to provide cash to take them in to the new year as well. >> the professor is executive director of the retail management institute. retail spending accounts for 70% of the kmaigs naigs's economy w sales up a scant 0.7% that is going to have a big impact in month as head. retailers like consumers are waitsing for politicians to agrow on a budget and tax autos where there is that uncertainty, they'll be more conservative in investments and inventories and new store growth but we're going to have some indications of what directions we're going in
. >> dan was only too happy to provide food and since has given jay warm clothing and a bike. jay is 27 and he wants people to know he doesn't want a handout he just wants a chance to work. qt)ju today. bird watchers are expected to scour the bay this morning, more than 1002'ñs volunteers wil start at dawn to6kmÑ dusk, to count birds that spend their winters in san francisco. last year observers counted 176 different species and more than 60,000 individual birds. panda feeling better after an inch didn't left vets baffled. the panda was taken to a hospital after he was found throwing up.#2hrz the team performed six exams trying to figure out what was wrong. the teammwb4u(uq" -- found the panda had steamed corn>ña bread lodged in its esophagus. the panda began feeling better once the corn bread was removed. who knew they eat corn bread, pandas in china! >>> next, breaking news in walnut creek where police t involved in a shooting. >>> suspected mail thief is caught red handed. [ inaudible ] >>> 5 a.m. i'm katie marzullo in for kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. breaking news from the e
could also work for your pets. it's true. abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: of all the absurd things we do for our pets, the massages, the themed birthday parties, the treadmills, the high-end couture. the paris hilton $325,000 doghouse. >> inside is moldings and lighting and heat and air conditioning. >> reporter: of all of the over-the-top pampering, this picture, at first glance at least, struck me as the apex of this particular brand of mania. this doe-eyed little pooch is staring into an artificial sunlight generator, in case he's getting depressed from lack of sun exposure. it's made by a company called pawsitive lighting. then, i heard of the inventor. he was suffering from a severe case of insomniinsomnia. max's doctor told him to use a bright box to counter the gloomy days. it worked. not only on max, but on his golden retriever, luke. >> luke and i were basking in the sun. and he was completely drawn to the light. >> reporter: max did research. and a lot of vets say pets may be getting seasonal affective disorder. a condition that causes depression in humans. and in
up at 7:00 is good morning america. dan harris is joining us live from new york to tell us what they are working on. good morning. >> hey, carolyn, good morning to you. two storms set to swoop in just in times it make the post christmas journey home potentially a big mess. millions of travels may be affected. ginger is here to tell us when the two storms will affect most strongly. and the mad dash, as you well know, christmas 48 hours away. the last minute shoppers wondering where to get the best deals the day before christmas eve or christmas eve eve. we have all the last-minute tips and ways for you to save money and time. and christmas criminals on a less happy note. caught on tape, some grinch captured red-handed as they try to steal people's purchases. check outweighs people tried and failed to sneak off with christmas gifts. most of them busted, which is the good news. and on a very positive note we are calling him st. nick. how this pro basketball player surprised basketball in need with a christmas they will never forget. a member of the new york knicks, amarie stoudemir
on the nice list? there is time. we have got ideas, we'll tell you about them, live, coming up. >> i'm dan ashley. coming up new at 5:00 an audit uncovers millions more sitting in a state parks slush fund. what was that money going to be used for? and a local principal, two orthodontists team up to put a smile on a south bay boy's face this christmas season that. is coming up at 5:00. the news at 4:00 continues right after this. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> last minute shopping rush is under way to fulfill holiday wishes of friends and lfed ones. there is another gift you should think about adding to the list if you can. we're l
on the chilly side tomorrow. it's going to be a winter christmas day. dan. >> thanks very much. >> before we go look what's buzz thanksgiving christmas ev eve. child faces it all. on sunday before the arizona cardinal football game linebacker sam ocho gave a fan his gloves. young man couldn't contain himself and ran and told his mom. simple gesture ensure he will never forget the hotel day. look how thrilled he is. best christmas gift ever. nice. >> well, you probably heard of this is dna tests to learn more about your an says industry now one for your cat. it use as tna sample from the cat to determine if the pet parents or grandparents are from one of a certain cat breed. >> 65,000 lights at this house and neighbors say they can't sleep and they want to limit the number of lights. homeowner put the display up in memory of her late husband. neighbors think it's a bit muc much. >> s that's all for the moment. for all of us here thanks so . . . . . . tonight on night line. proof of heaven? a doctor who is convinced that heaven is reel after his own brush with death. >>> "a christmas s
of state law, dan, and not federal. >> it bears repeating, all the judges, male. >> a unanimous decision. >> interesting, thank you. >>> coming up next, a sharp left turn into much lighter territory. we defy you to find cuter video than this. what's going on? the explanation coming up in the instant index on this sunday evening. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. if you have any sudden decrease or loss in
of tickets if i was to get some food. >> dan only too happy to provide food and has given him warm clothing and a bicycle. he's just 27 and wants people to know he is does not want a handout, just a chance to go to work. >> nice tld story. >> yes. >> there is more still to come here on abc 7 news at 6:00 just ahead a late new condition report on first president bush hospitalized for weeks and now, in intensive care. >> we're going to hit stores tonight dispatting return to the holiday shopping season. >> and is the government ask country teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff you might want to change your tax strategy. advice coming up from michael finney. stay with us. we have a lot more to get to. >>> the health of former president george hw bush is a growing concern. the 88-year-old transfered to houston methodist hospital. he's been at the center ever since a lot of month because of a chronic cough. but he's been fighting a high fever for days. this morning he was put on a liquides only diet. >> no one puts new icu because things are going well we're hoping medicine was help him turn
underway this, one holds promise. good evening. i'm cheryl jengs. >> i'm dan ashley. one of the most prominent crime fighters to help reverse the spire yafl violence. william j bratten, police chief in los angeles for seven years. now, a senior advisor for a corporate security firm based in new york. we're live tonight. what is the plan there? >> this isu/>c a new two-point plan, it is an effort to reduce crime throughout the city of oakland involving bringing in help from outside, while placing officers closer to where we live. >> we've heard from our community members. we've heard the cry, loud and clear. >> police chief jordan says he's not pleased with the spike in crime in oakland. as of november, robberies up 24%, burglaries 43%. to date, 127 homicides. >> that is way too many. too many on my watch. i want to change that. >> with the manager and mayor, oblgland top law enforcement officer introduced a flan to restrict gun skprils reduce crime in oakland. this will include contracting with the policy partnership that is a group of manager was a proven record of violence reductio
'm dan ashley. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. >> from the entire news this is "jeopardy!" introducing today's contestants -- a refuge affairs officer from washington, d.c... ...a cond... registrar from providence, rhod ...and our returning champion, a computer technician from dublin, ohio... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! alex: thank you, johnny. ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much. and welcome. just in case you've been so busy this week with holiday activities and are just tuning us in for the first time,ek let me tell you about our champion, kris. he's turned two of his games into runaways. he has been most impressive. witness the $60,000 in winnings. so, nichole and allen, you're gonna have to perform extremely well today to replace him. but good luck to all of you. e go. the jeopardy! round is the first round of play, and these are the categories. sounds like fun. followed by... and each correct response... alex: kris, start. iran for $200.
highways jammed with cars. good evening, i'm cheryl jennings. >> and i'm dan ashley. once again, we're on storm watch, more rain is coming. we are live covering the weather for us tonight. let's start with you, john. a rough day for you and many others. >> tough getting up here, everybody is testing out snow boards and skis. there is an avalanche risk here because of the series of storms we've had that have dumped snow and rain and then, heavy snow now has been landing on the weaker layers of snow underneath. that has been creating danger. in fact on monday, a snowboarder was killed during an avalanche at donner ski ranch. the body discovered under two to three feet of snow. also on monday an experienced member of the ski patrol was killed in alpine meadows. that, however, was intentionally triggered by an explosive charge designed to alleviate the avalanche danger there. and over the weekend, two skiers were injured during an avalanche at squaw valley to. give you an idea of the power of an avalanche we have individual yof a controlled avalanche taking place in british columbia. a
plus families were told to evacuate at about 1:30. dan and liz say they got a warning that the nearby san lorenzo river was rising fast. >> at first it was an advisory only, and then it was mandatory when it was clear the river would come up. >> the river reached some four feet over flood stage. they were evacuated before. they have lived here 27 years. >> we need to secure our animals. we need to move our vehicles. we need to not be in the houses while the severe flooding is happening. >> while the streets were under anywhere from six inches to four feet of water, these still photos show the area at the height of the flooding. the stranded police car had to be towed out. they showed us where the river water reached in his garage back in 1998. he says flooding here is a way of life. >> if it is going to get to you too much you shouldn't live down there. >> the heavy rains caused the closure of southbound highway 9 to paradise drive. the road was closed near san lorenzo valley high school. a tree fell on power lines causing a power outage to dozens of homes. they were anxious to restor
, 40 families in the community of felton grove had to leave their homes. dan and liz say they did get plenty of advance warning. >> first it was an advisory only then it became mandatory as it was clear the river was going to come up. >> streets in felton where from six inch to four feet underwater. photos taken by alex, she show the area at the height of the -- they show the area at the height of the flooding. a police car had to be towed out. >>> we have resources on how to be save on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv. we would love for to you share your weather video or pictures send them to ureport. >>> centers are counting on shoppers to be out in force -- stores are counting on shoppers to be out in force today after lackluster sales over the weekend. >> reporter: 17 million americans will be out shopping today, to get people to spend money in their stores, retailers big and small are offering deep discounts and extended hours. a little list, opening times vary depending on location across the board costco and best buy open until 5 tonight. macy's and michael's, until 6:00,
is underway for the late senator dan all inouye in washington, dc. the casket arrived in honolulu today. inouye who lost an arm in world war ii and was the first japanese american to be elected to senate, died on wednesday. >> a boston police officer claimed she was just doing his job when he dove into icy waters to save a drowning woman. someone used a cell phone to capture the officer's heroics. he heard a woman crying for help yesterday in boston's four point channel so he dove into the channel and swam to the woman. >> hi my job is to show up when people call for help. if we don't help no one is coming. >> that cop is a hero tonight. didn't think twice about it. >> norton held on a a raft while the woman used his life preserver to stay afloat. they were both rescued, cold but okay. >>> one wheel of fort turn winner seemed to get all the right letters and the answer to the clue but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimming. >> that's not -- yeah.
. >> ama: public visitation is underway for the late senator dan all inouye in washington, dc. the casket arrived in honolulu today. inouye who lost an arm in world war ii and was the first japanese american to be elected to senate, died on wednesday. >> a boston police officer claimed she was just doing his job when he dove into icy waters to save a drowning woman. someone used a cell phone to capture the officer's heroics. he heard a woman crying for help yesterday in boston's four point channel so he dove into the channel and swam to the woman. >> hi my job is to show up when people call for help. if we don't help no one is coming. >> that cop is a hero tonight. didn't think twice about it. >> norton held on a a raft while the woman used his life preserver to stay afloat. they were both rescued, cold but okay. >>> one wheel of fort turn winner seemed to get all the right letters and the answer to the clue but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimmin
, cheryl, dan, back to you. >> the u.s. economy still hasn't fully recovered from the recession but banks are doing just fine. financial institutions ending the year with the best profits since 2006. and fewer banks failing since the crisis hit four years ago. only 51 banks closed their doors this year, compared to 157 two years ago. the come back being fueled by people and businesses taking out loans and repaying them. that is some banks caution they've shed jobs and bad loans. >> sandhya patel is here. >> yes. and now, it's getting interesting. we have snow mixing in. weather is changing from mount tamalpais camera. you can see&añ clouds out there. it's breezy. rain has been falling in the north bay. check out our live doppler 7 hd. we have radar on mount st. helena. this is in combination keeping you haeftd storm and right now, you'll see rain. i'm going to switch it over to rain-snow mix. we're seeing some snow. peak is indicating rain snow mix. also, around cobb mountain. these are high elevations. this is rain taking you in closer, you can see around sea ranch, highway 1, stewart p
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